Veneers are an excellent dental procedure for those looking to perfect their smile. The process is simple, and the upkeep is minimal. They are made of porcelain and are shaped into thin shells of durable tooth-colored material. The material is bonded to the surface of one’s actual tooth to enhance the appearance of one’s mouth and smile. This is an option for those with various dental issues such as discolored teeth, teeth that are worn down, chipped, spaced, uneven, unaligned, or have an irregular shape. The benefit of veneers is that they are not an all-or-nothing option. You can get one, multiple, or all of your teeth done. Your dentist will be able to match the color of your veneers to your teeth, so there is no visible difference.
Why Our Porcelain Veneers?
There are different types, but the most common are porcelain. Porcelain is the most resistant to staining, which is why it’s the most common. The benefits are clear because everyone wants a more beautiful and brighter smile. In addition to that, the preparation and procedure are minimally invasive, relatively quick, and the recovery is manageable.
Consultation and Application
At the initial consultation, you will need to communicate what your expectations are with your dentist. They will be able to answer all of your questions and provide you with any information required to make your decision. They will also examine your teeth to determine the full extent of your procedure.
After the initial consultation, the dentists will get a mold of your teeth, and temporary veneers will be made. This is to show you what the final product will look like and test it out on your actual teeth. Once you decide on your mold, you will need to get x-rays, photographs, and more molds are taken. Once the final impression is complete, you’ll go back into the office and have it polished and cleaned to your natural color. If you are getting all of your teeth done, then the color process is a little less complicated. Once this is complete, they will be bonded onto your teeth, and the process is complete.
Because you have made a significant investment, it’s essential to make your teeth last. Below you will find a few tips to keep your smile perfect through the ten-year mark.
- Protection: If you are doing any activity that could potentially impact your teeth, use caution, and protection. If you are going to play sports or some physical activity, use a mouthguard.
- Hygiene: Keep up a consistent oral hygiene routine daily. Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and try and use mouthwash after eating or drinking. Be sure to get your regular checkups every six months as well.
- Use Caution: While opening a bag of chips with your teeth is convenient, always use caution when using your teeth for anything other than eating. This will cause unnecessary wear and tear on your teeth.
How Long Do Veneers Last?
By making such a significant investment in your smile, adequate upkeep is necessary. This is to ensure that the veneers last as long as possible before they need to be replaced. If taken care of properly, they can last around ten years. The process for replacing them is relatively simple. The old ones are removed, and new ones are replaced. Your original teeth will not need to be removed, and the process is just as it was when you got them the first time with the only real difference is that you’ll have to have the current set removed.
Veneers At Star Dental Riverside
The dentists in Riverside specialize in veneers. Our team of dentists is focused on improving your smile and confidence. If you are interested in getting your teeth looked at and would like to schedule a consultation, contact Star Dental Riverside!